Government Guidance – Winter Weather 2014

Government Guidance – Winter Weather 2014

Information relating to flooding, power cuts, travel and weather.

Winter weather: UK government response

From: Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Department for Transport, Environment Agency,Highways Agency and Met Office

First published: 26 November 2014

Part of: Reducing the threats of flooding and coastal change, Managing, improving and investing in the road network, Environment, Transport andUK economy

The United Kingdom has one of the most capable forecasting and warning systems in the world but extreme weather events can still cause disruption over winter.



Last winter, existing flood defences protected around 1.4 million properties and more than 2,500 square kilometres of farmland from flooding.

Power cuts

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Since last winter, the government and transport owners and operators have acted to further improve the resilience of our transport infrastructure and its operations. This section also contains links to travel updates, to guidance on driving in severe weather conditions and actions to take ahead of winter travel.

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Up-to-date advice on weather in your area and severe weather warnings are provided by the Met Office.

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